CNCF’s flagship event will bring together thousands of open source and cloud native enthusiasts

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 30, 2023 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, announced the schedule for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023, happening in Chicago, Illinois, and virtually from November 6 – 9. 

Exactly seven years after the inaugural KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2016 event in Seattle, the conference is back in the United States with a stellar lineup curated by event co-chairs – Aparna Subramanian, of Shopify, Frederick Kautz, and Nikhita Raghunath of VMware. With the help of the program committee consisting of 119 community members and 22 track chairs, they have reviewed an incredible 1871 submissions – the most to date – to develop a diverse and informative schedule this year. Attendees will be able to choose from 196 sessions, keynotes, lightning talks, and breakout sessions both in-person and virtually, with 97 CNCF project maintainer-hosted sessions featuring content that will appeal to technologists across industries and experience levels. 

“With Kubernetes crossing the chasm, we are now truly in the era of enterprise considerations and innovative tech. There is an increased focus on security, availability, and cost-efficiency. At the same time, cutting-edge work and research into fields like AI, WASM, and environmental sustainability have been breaking new ground,” said Nikhita Raghunath, Staff Software Engineer, VMware, and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Co-Chair. “With all the wonderful talks that dive deeper into all of these topics, I hope that you can take away key learnings on how to architect the future of your cloud native platforms and journeys! Come to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon and witness the next generation of cloud native!”

Join #TeamCloudNative for three or four days – if you join us for the co-located events – to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing. The community-curated schedule will include talks from community members spanning all walks of life, including:

CNCF and other organizations will be hosting a number of CNCF-hosted and sponsor-hosted co-located events as part of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, which will happen on November 6. The following CNCF-hosted co-located events are included in the All-Access pass. Sponsor-hosted co-located events can be added individually when registering:

CNCF-hosted co-located events sponsorship opportunities close on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM CDT. Interested organizations can contact to secure a sponsorship. 

The Dan Kohn Scholarship (includes Diversity, Need-Based, Maintainer, and Student Scholarship) applications for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America are due September 3 for in-person conference scholarships and October 15 at 23:59 PST for virtual conference scholarships. 

For the full KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023 agenda, please visit the schedule.


As we announced for the last KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe event, we are now offering three types of registration. Standard pricing is available until September 8 at 23:59 CDT:

Thank You to Our Sponsors

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is made possible with support from our Diamond Sponsors: AWS, Discover, Microsoft Azure, Oracle, Rancher by SUSE, Red Hat, and Veritas; Platinum Sponsors: Arm, Canonical, Crowdstrike, Datadog, Dell Technologies, F5, Fortinet, GitLab, Google Cloud, IBM,, Intel, JFrog, Kasten by Veeam, OpenSearch, Outshift by Cisco, Portworx by Pure Storage, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Snyk, Sonatype, Sony, Splunk, Sysdig, Teleport, Uptycs, VMware, Wiz; and many more Gold, Silver, Start-Up, and End User Sponsors.

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About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing empowers organizations to build and run scalable applications with an open source software stack in public, private, and hybrid clouds. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of the global technology infrastructure, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy. CNCF brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors, and runs the largest open source developer conferences in the world. Supported by more than 800 members, including the world’s largest cloud computing and software companies, as well as over 200 innovative startups, CNCF is part of the nonprofit Linux Foundation. For more information, please visit


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